6th August 2022; Victoria Park, Dingwall, Scotland, Scottish Premier league football, Ross County versus Celtic FC; Celtic Manager Angelos Postecoglou celebrates towards the Celtic supporters after the win

Ange Postecoglou has briefly given his thoughts on Celtic’s next away fixture in an exclusive interview with Celtic TV. 

Celtic will travel to East Ayrshire for an early kick-off on Sunday afternoon with many of the current side having not played at the venue.

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The world was a completely different place when the Hoops last visited Rugby Park in January 2020 with a crowd with goals coming from Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Christopher Jullien to give Neil Lennon’s side the important three points as football resumed after a three-week winter break.

From that cold Monday night, there is only one player remaining that will start on Sunday afternoon which is captain Callum McGregor.

6th August 2022; Victoria Park, Dingwall, Scotland, Scottish Premier league football, Ross County versus Celtic FC; Callum McGregor of Celtic on the ball

Rugby Park in recent years hasn’t been the easiest of venues to visit with their plastic park but Ange Postecoglou will have his team ready for the next match.

“Every week’s a different challenge and this will be a different one,” said Postecoglou speaking to Celtic TV. 

“They got promoted last year and Derek McInnes did a good job to get them up and I’m sure they’ll be looking forward to these fixtures and seeing if they can disrupt and stop us.

“Playing at their venue is another challenge on an artificial surface which affects our game, so all those things are there but whatever challenge there is, the answer lies in our football and as long as we concentrate on playing our brand of football and believing in it we will be fine.”

McInnes has been a difficult opposition boss at times for Celtic and will have his Killie team right up for this match.

Soccer Football – Scottish Cup Semi Final – Celtic v Aberdeen – Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – November 1, 2020 Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Celtic’s last competitive outing on an artificial surface saw them comfortably dispatch Livingston 3-1 at the beginning of March showing that the Hoops can do it on the plastic.

It will be a tough test, but Celtic showed how good they can be towards the end of the game on Saturday with Postecoglou having many different choices available to him.

 

 

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